Ancient Order of Hibernians
The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH) is the oldest Catholic Lay organization in America, and the largest Irish Catholic society in the world with Divisions across the United States, and close ties with the AOH in Ireland, England, Scotland, and Wales, and most recently the AOH in Canada. Annual dances, concerts, and parades sponsored at all levels of the Order raise millions for charity while providing a showcase for the positive contributions the Irish have made in every walk of American life. Divisions and Hibernian Halls across the country have traditionally provided a welcome for new immigrants. Here, the unique art, dance, music, and other interests of the Irish are fostered and preserved, making the AOH a home away from home for many. They are at the forefront of support for issues concerning the Irish such as Immigration Reform, MacBride Legislation, and the Right to Life. They serve their Church well, yet, they never forget their ancestral homeland, and can always be found lobbying, praying, and working for the total independence of a united 32-county Ireland — as their constitution avows: "by all means constitutional and lawful''.
Monthly business meetings: 4th Thursday of each month
Knights of Columbus Hall
1623 Marion Street, Columbia, SC
Please e-mail our current President Troy McNall for specific meeting and social schedule.